On Wednesday’s Three For All on Middays with MFB, Christian Fauria, Lou Merloni and Tim Benz discussed some sports-related items in the news.
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– Chile was eliminated from the World Cup with Saturday’s loss to Brazil that had to be decided by penalty kicks after the teams played to a 1-1 tie. Chile nearly won the game when Mauricio Pinilla delivered a hard shot that clanged off the crossbar late in extra time.
Rather than attempt to forget the close call, Pinilla decided to memorialize it by having the image tattooed on his back with the words “One centimeter from glory” underneath.
The heavily tattooed 30-year-old also had “Blessed” and “For life” added to his face.
“He quite possibly took the worst possible experience of his life, a sporting experience and he had it tattooed on his back so he can constantly be reminded of his own failure,” Fauria said. “So I guess I ask you: Is there anything in your life that you would want to be reminded of — bad, something bad — that you would actually put in tattoo on your back. ‘¦ Would you want to see that constantly? Would you want to be reminded of it constantly?”
Questioned Merloni: “Why would you want to be reminded of that?”
Fauria compared it to former Cowboys tight end Jackie Smith getting a tattoo of his dropped pass in the end zone in Super Bowl XIII. Merloni brought up Bill Buckner‘s error in the 1986 World Series.
“Stop beating yourself up,” Fauria said of Pinilla. “You’re going to have another shot.”
– Bobby Bonilla received his annual gift from the Mets on Tuesday in the form of a $1.19 million check. The former outfielder was bought out by the team before the 2000 season, and instead of paying him $5.9 million and getting it over with, the Mets struck a deal to defer the payments.
As part of the agreement, the Mets — who at the time were profiting handsomely from their investments with Bernie Madoff — started making 25 annual payments to Bonilla in 2011. With the agreed-upon 8 percent interest, Bonilla’s total payments will reach $29.8 million.
“The best investment he ever made,” Fauria said. “The worst contract probably the Mets ever did.”
– According to the gossip pages, former model Kendra Wilkinson threw wedding photos into the pool and flushed her wedding ring down the toilet after learning that her husband, former NFL wide receiver Hank Baskett, had an affair with a transgender YouTube model.
Wilkinson, who gave birth to the couple’s second child five weeks ago, reportedly heard rumors about the affair and then found an unexplained credit card charge on Baskett’s bill. Wilkinson and Baskett have been married five years.
This led to a discussion about transvestite and transgender people.
“My thing is like, you can’t tell the difference,” Fauria said. “I’m not defending his actions, because he’s married. My point to you is that, did he know this was a transgender/transvestite? Or is that what he was looking for? Because the story is, hahaha, that’s really a dude, bro.”
Added Fauria: “Could you tell the difference? And my point to you is no. The really hot ones ‘¦ There was one who was going to be Miss America.
“There are some, oh, that you can tell,” Merloni said. “But if you have the top 10 trannies in America, you probably wouldn’t.”